Idaho Collections

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BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Boise Public Library maintains an Idaho collection to provide current and historical information about Boise, Idaho, and the Pacific Northwest as it relates to Idaho.

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

The Idaho Collection at Boise State is part of the Special Collections at Alberstons Library.

CALDWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Caldwell Public Library purchases general Idaho and southwest Idaho publications for a special reference collection. The library buys at least one copy of all new Caxton publications and encourages donations of out-of-print Caxton titles and local high school yearbooks.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO

The Terteling Library collects books by local and Idaho authors, books about Idaho, and reprints of out-of-print Idaho titles that have received good reviews. The library does not try to collect Idaho genealogy or genre fiction.

HAILEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hailey Public Library owns the Martyn Mallory Photograph Collection, a unique collection of 2,500 original prints and negatives documenting the history and cultural development -- and the mining and sheep ranching industries -- of Central Idaho during the late 1800's and early 1900's. HPL also collects current information on Idaho and the Wood River Valley and maintains a small Idaho Reference collection.

IDAHO CENTER FOR THE BOOK

The Idaho Center for the Book is an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is currently located at Boise State University. The ICB archive contains materials related to Idaho authors. The archive includes letters, photographs, bibliographical citations, and clippings. The ICB also contains artists' books by Idaho authors, plus information relating to artists' books (and the artists) selected for the ICB's biennial statewide traveling exhibition of Idaho artists' books, "Booker's Dozen."

IDAHO STATE ARCHIVES

The Idaho State Archives maintains and oversees collections of the following: state archives, manuscripts, sound recordings, film, photographic materials, oral histories, and maps. The Library branch oversees reference materials -- books, periodicals, and microfilm -- used by the public and staff for research.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT SEATTLE

Although not an Idaho library, NARA Seattle holds Idaho records from the Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. District Courts, Department of Energy, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Land Management. Additionally, they hold a number of records from the Mine Safety and Health Administration relating to the Sunshine Mine Disaster of 1972.

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Special Collections at the University of Idaho Library maintains a Day-Northwest Collection that focuses heavily on Idaho, as well as an Idaho Collection of state documents. The library keeps copies of all University of Idaho theses, many of which relate specifically to Idaho. The general collection also contains considerable Idaho related material.

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Last updated: February 14, 2013 - 2:22pm by farrit